Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC) held its first i-Usahawan graduation to recognise its first i-Usahawan business partners – Mortar Sdn Bhd and Munch Brunch Canteen Sdn Bhd – at its headquarters in Jerudong yesterday.
Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra was the guest of honour.
Mortar Sdn Bhd, after three successful years working in partnership with BGC under the programme, through the event management services, have supported BGC in organising several events including the Maritime Talent Pipeline Achievements Ceremony (MTPAC), demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and eagerness to learn the ropes in such a highly competitive industry.
Munch Brunch Canteen, under the office cleaning and support services, have also demonstrated professionalism in delivering high standards of work in spite of the challenging COVID-19 situation, to ensure that the BGC office is regularly cleaned and sanitised for the safety of everyone.
In a statement, BGC said it is honoured to witness the immense growth of both business partners, enabling them to continue their journey as competitive Bruneian companies.
BGC Contracts and Procurement Manager Pengiran Dianawaty binti Pengiran Matzin noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging to all companies, especially start-ups.
“However, we do hope that the invaluable lessons and experience acquired throughout these times have helped companies to become more resilient, innovative, and adaptable,” she said.
She added that BGC is proud to have played an instrumental role in the business partners’ development through the programme and provided the stepping stone to enable them to be ready to secure much larger and complex scopes in their industries.
As an organisation, she said, BGC will continue to support the growth of the i-Usahawan ecosystem and provide opportunities for young Bruneians to start and grow their businesses.
“This year, BGC has identified three opportunities to be ring-fenced and offered under this programme and we look forward to developing more Bruneian entrepreneurs,” Pengiran Dianawaty said.
The next batch of i-Usahawan participants is hoped to take advantage of the programme to develop their experiences in small-scale businesses, in their bid to acquire skills and capabilities to progress into bigger ventures.